Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday expressed his readiness to participate in Saturday’s Primary Election where members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) across the state are expected to choose the party’s flag bearer for the 2019 governorship election through direct primaries.
Ambode, in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Kehinde Bamigbetan, said he was restating his readiness for the primaries in line with the choice of the party in Lagos State and the validation given to the direct primary preference by the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC).
“As our great party approaches Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, earmarked for the direct primary election to choose the candidate to fly our party’s gubernatorial flag at the next general election, I am happy to restate my commitment to participate in that process, having procured and submitted my nomination form and having formally declared my intention to seek a second term to continue on the path of unprecedented growth and development that our State has witnessed since 2015,” the governor said.
He expressed profound gratitude to National Leader of the Party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; party elders and executives; GAC members; all APC members and every Lagosian.
According to him, their support, understanding and prayers have assisted him in no small measure in being used as an instrument through which the tate has redefined the concept of greatness.
The statement said that a return of the party’s ticket to Gov. Ambode would guarantee the stability of the state’s growing economy, ensure the continuation of the growth and development it has witnessed over time and ensure that the opposition does not take root in the state.
It congratulated the governor’s co-contestants for the courage and commitment to the party and urged party faithful to come out en masse and vote peacefully in all the 20 Local Governments and 245 wards where the election would take place.